Tucked within the city walls of Marrakech´s old city, the Royal Mansour Marrakech, owned by His Royal Highness King Mohammed VI of Morocco, is a breathtaking 5 star hotel filled with beautiful architecture and mesmerizing colors and designs. The King´s magnificent hotel took 4 years to build and over 1000 craftsmen were involved in the build, technically making it the only entirely hand built hotel in the world. It is a palace made entirely up private residences or raids. The Royal Mansour has singularly redefined the idea of hostelry as a work of art.
From the moment you arrive, you are soothed by the pungent scent of jasmine flowers and fragrant orange blossom, your racing mind lulled by the sound of water trickling from mosaic fountains. The placid surroundings are a complete contrast to the wild hubbub of life outside the walls. Marrakech is after all a destination with a vibrant spirit all of its own.
If it is sophistication and luxury that you seek there is no better time or place to indulge and a stay at the Royal Mansour will have you questioning the value of every other hotel you have ever stayed at.
No expenses have been spared in creating an exquisitely palatial environment close to the courtly sumptuousness enjoyed by the royals.
Aside from the hotel’s uniquely designed bars, Royal Mansour boasts 2 restaurants supervised by award-winning 3 Star Michelin Chef, Yannick Alleno. La Table Francaises and La Table Marocaine. The restaurants are located off the grand courtyard of the entrance to the Palace. Both are decorated in a way to match the cusisine served, with the Moroccan dining dressed in authentic North African decor from dark wood paneling to rich velvet of earthy tones. The French restaurant mirroring a grand room of a palace such as Versailles with porcelain white furnishings and drop crystal chandeliers. Both dining rooms were breathtaking.
The iconic Royal Mansour Spa with its lavish white web lace design and temple-like ethereal space that floods with the golden light of the red city has long been our dreamy place for escape in a land far away. Like the many who have been memorised by the image of the incredible design before us and the many that it will continue to inspire, we have long dreamed of visiting this Marrakech icon and one of the world’s most beautiful and luxurious spas. This single image is responsible for igniting exotic daydreams and an obsession with all white interiors. It was obvious the Royal Mansour Spa was our number one must visit on our trip to Morocco.
While extravagant, lavish and indulgent, the Royal Mansour is also breathtaking beautiful, charming, inspired and an absolute must visit whilst in Marrakech. However, perfection is not found anywhere and so neither in the Royal Mansour Marrakech despite all the opulence and the work of art. We found ourselves disappointed when we entered the terrace which was poor comparing to the majestic interior and our afternoon tea was not what we expected to be for a palace. You will get to read all about it. A special article reviewing the afternoon tea at the Royal Mansour will published very soon.